• California Senate Constitutional Amendment
  • 2021-2022 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Dec 07, 2020
  • Senate
  • Assembly
  • Governor

A resolution to propose to the people of the State of California an amendment to the Constitution of the State, by amending Section 15 of Article II thereof, relating to elections.

Bill Subjects

Elections: Recalls.


The California Constitution provides that voters may recall a state officer and, in the same election, elect a successor. The Constitution prohibits an officer who is the subject of a recall election from being a candidate for successor. The Constitution also prohibits a successor candidacy for the office of judge of the Supreme Court or a court of appeal. For an officer other than a judicial officer, this measure would instead require that the name of the officer be placed on the ballot as a successor candidate if the officer does not resign no later than 10 days after the date of certification of sufficient signatures. If the officer does so resign, the office would be deemed vacant and the recall election would not be held. In a recall election, if a candidate other than the officer receives a plurality, that candidate would be elected as the successor to serve the remainder of the officer's term. If the officer receives a plurality, however, the recall would fail and the officer would remain in office.

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Apr 07, 2021


Referred to Com. on E. & C.A.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on E. & C.A.

Dec 08, 2020


From printer. May be acted upon on or after January 7.

Dec 07, 2020


Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.

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